OVERSIZE HEAD TUBE : Oversized 44mm headtube to join the 1.5” Columbus Futura Caliper monocoque fork. The new design of the rear dropouts improves the connection with the rear stays and reduces stress concentration. Completely hand built, in Italy.
XCR FEATURES: The austenite parts in the martensite structure generate a particular elastic response of the tubes of the frame, for unique handling that creates a more direct, spontaneous bond with the road, especially in downhill stretches and at high speeds. The XCR steel has better weight/stiffness ratio compared to aluminum and titanium alloys.
The Cinelli XCR frame – welded from a custom drawn Columbus XCR tubeset – has been designed very simply to offer riders the purest and most direct experience of the cutting edge of steel cycling technology.
Released by Columbus in 2007, the XCR stainless steel tubeset represents the most important step forward in performance steel bicycle technology of the last 25 years. XCR was the world’s first – and still today is the world’s only – cold drawn seamless stainless steel tubeset. It is made from a martensitic stainless alloy whose superior mechanical characteristics (in particular its Ultimate Tensile Strength and End Strength) allow for sub 1,5 kg frame weights and superior weight/stiffness ratios than either aluminum or titanium. Additionally the structure of the XCR’s martensitic steel is able to absorb vibrations noticeably more rapidly and uniformly than any austenitic steel, resulting in subtle but uniquely “zingy” ride quality.
In order to exalt this technology, Cinelli’s XCR frame features the classic Cinelli Italian stage racing geometry, an oversized 44mm headtube, proprietary winged-C dropouts, a CNC’d Titanium headbadge featuring the original Cinelli heraldic logo, and all its tubes are hand-polished to a mirror finish, emphasizing the stainless steel construction.
|Taglie (c-f) / Sizes|
XS (45) - S (48) - M (50) - L (53) - XL (56) - Made to Measure
|Telaio / frame
COLUMBUS XCr Tubeset
|Serie sterzo / headset|
ZS 44/28.6 | EC 44/40
|Reggisella / Seat Post
Ø 31,6 mm
|Stringisella / Seat Clamp|
|Scatola movimento / BB standard
|Deragliatore Anteriore / Ft. derailleur|
|Passaggio cavi / Cable routing
|Colore / Color|
|Passaggio ruota / Tire clearance
up to 700x28c
|Forcella / Fork|
COLUMBUS Futura Caliper 1-1/8” - 1-1/2”
|Peso / Weight
Frame 1650 g (size M) - Fork 350g
|Standard freni / Brakes standard|
Standard road caliper
|Interasse mozzi/Hub spacing
Front QR 100mm / Rear QR 130mm
|Frame Kit / Kit Telaio |
Frame / Fork / Front derailleur Clamp
|Caratteristiche / Features
Xcr Stainless steel / Titanium Cinelli harald / Electronical custom ready / windged dropouts
A Magic Mirror XCR photographed on the factory floor that Columbus shares with Cinelli.
“When I start working XCR it’s like starting to ride up the Mortirolo.”
Emilvano Montorio, Columbus head of production, explains what it takes to draw a set of XCR tubes.
The remarkable intrinsic mechanical characteristics of the bi-phasic martensitic steel of the XCR mean that it can be cold-drawn up to 14 times to produce a metallurgically flawless, ultralight, extremely stiff tube with extraordinary stiffness/weight and ultimate tensile strength/weight ratios (superior to both aluminum and titanium)